The Cleveland Guardians are about to get a fresh face on their roster.
It was announced yesterday that the Guardians would be promoting third baseman and outfielder Nolan Jones to the majors.
Jones, 24, is hitting .311 with three home runs, 25 RBI, and a .917 OPS at Triple-A Columbus.
He’s a former top prospect within the organization who was signed in July of 2016.
He has yet to make his major league debut, but he will join the Guardians on Friday for the start of their three-game weekend series with the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Guardians Prospective, a Twitter page that keeps track of the Guardians prospects, reported the news yesterday afternoon.
— Guardians Prospective (@CleGuardPro) July 7, 2022
Jones Gets His Shot
Jones has been in the Guardians system for years but has yet to get a chance on the big-league roster.
Now, the 24-year-old former top prospect will get that chance.
The Guardians selected Jones in the second round of the 2016 draft out of Holy Ghost Prep High School in Philadelphia before later signing him.
Over his minor league career, he has hit for a lifetime .275 average with 54 home runs, 244 RBI, and an .847 OPS.
Jones has done about all you can do at the minor league level.
Now, he is finally getting a chance to shine on the big-league roster.
No corresponding move has been announced yet.
Perhaps Ernie Clement will be sent down to Triple-A once the move becomes official.
We’ll see if Jones can help reverse the fortunes for this Guardians club that had come to within a game of first place only to lose more ground.